Pompano Beach
Holiday Boat Parade

This is the oldest holiday boat parade in the country

The Pompano Holiday Boat Parade changes it's date to make it more visible to area visitors and locals alike. For those who can’t get enough of watching lighted boats glide along the water, this will be a treat.

This boat parade starts at Lake Santa Barbara where the boats move along the Intracoastal Waterway, through Lighthouse Point and ends at Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge in Deerfield Beach.

The Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 65th year in 2012 and the <b>oldest holiday boat parade in the United States</b> is marking its 50th anniversary. Wow!

Viewing is free and so is the entry for boats in the parade if you want to participate.

Because there are no participation fees, any size boat can join the parade – from the large yachts to the small boats or even canoes! With the boats all lighted and the easygoing atmosphere, this boat parade promises to brings smiles and spread lots of holiday cheer.

General Information

Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade
Begins in Lake Santa Barbara and ends at Deerfield Island Park
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Starts at 6:00 PM
Ends at approximately 9:00 PM

Viewing spots

All along the Intracoastal Waterway following the parade route.

Parade route

Go to EarthNC here and it will give you the parade route for the Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale. Even if it's dated from a previous year, the route should remain pretty much the same every year.

From here, use the drag tool and go north (this means go up) on the map and the green line you see shows you the route for the Winterfest boat parade, which will eventually end at Lake Santa Barbara.

From here, the line changes color to purple and that shows you the route of the Pompano Beach Parade. It starts at Lake Santa Barbara and ends at the Hillboro Boulevard Bridge in Deerfield Beach.

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The boat parade at Pompano Beach is celebrating it's 50th year in 2012!